SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), November 29 (SeeNews) - The consumer price index (CPI) of Bosnia's Serb Republic increased by 4.0% on the year in October, after rising by 2.6% in September, the entity's statistical office said.
On a monthly comparison basis, consumer prices in the Serb Republic were 2.3% higher in October, after an increase of 0.6% in September, the Serb Republic's Institute of Statistics said in a statement last week.
In annual terms, prices of transport services rose 14.3% in October, following an increase of 26.1% of fuels and lubricants for passenger cars; prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages went up 6.2% due to 28.2% higher prices of oils and fats and 13.5% higher prices of vegetables.
The biggest year-on-year drop in consumer prices in October, of 8.7%, was recorded in the clothing and footwear sector.
In 2020, consumer prices in the Serb Republic fell by 1.2%, after growing by 0.5% in 2019.
The Serb Republic is one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other one is the Federation.